implore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v implore call upon in supplication; entreat "I beg you to stop!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Implore Imploration.
    • v. t Implore To call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to pray to, or for, earnestly; to petition with urgency; to entreat; to beg; -- followed directly by the word expressing the thing sought, or the person from whom it is sought. "Imploring all the gods that reign above.""I kneel, and then implore her blessing."
    • v. i Implore To entreat; to beg; to prey.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • implore To call upon in supplication; beseech or entreat; pray or petition earnestly.
    • implore To pray or beg for earnestly; seek to obtain by supplication or entreaty: as, to implore aid or pardon.
    • implore Synonyms Request, Beg, etc. See ask and solicit.
    • implore To supplicate; entreat.
    • n implore Earnest supplication.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Implore im-plōr′ to ask earnestly: to beg
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Quotations

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    “Humor is a whisper from the soul, imploring mind and body to relax, let go and be at peace again.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. implorare,; pref. im-, in + plorare, to cry aloud. See Deplore
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. implorārein, in, plorāre, to weep aloud.

Usage

In literature:

Implore him to have mercy on my husband!
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
I implore you to believe that I never knew of them till now.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
On special occasions sacrifices were offered to Jupiter, and his favour implored.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
She was still abroad in the fall of '75 when that quiet wedding took place which she was vainly implored to attend as first bridesmaid.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
He implored Cousin Charley to hurry up and purchase their tickets.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
In a moment the man and his young wife were at the emperor's feet imploring pardon.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
Oh, I implore you to let me have some spirits!
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
The midshipman who had committed this outrage, was very penitent when sober, and implored my pardon and forgiveness.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I wrote to her upbraiding her for her precipitation, and imploring a final interview.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
This child will console you for all your trouble and it is in its name that I implore, that I adjure, you to forgive M. Julien.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
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In poetry:

Although I once, in ardent fashion,
Implored you long to give me this;
(In hopes to stem, or stifle, passion)
Your hair to touch, your lips to kiss
"Adoration" by Laurence Hope
Call to me to the one among your moments
that stands against you, ineluctably:
intimate as a dog's imploring glance
but, again, forever, turned away
"The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: XXIII" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Ere God unsheaths his glitt'ring steel,
For his forgiveness quickly kneel;
Too late God's mercy is implor'd,
When he has drawn his glitt'ring sword.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
"I do implore thee, oh most bright
"And worshipt Spirit, shine but o'er
"My waking, wondering eyes this night
"This one blest night—I ask no more!"
"The Loves of the Angels" by Thomas Moore
Make me, O Lord! without the least delay,
My soul and body on thy altar lay,
And earnestly, until my latest hour,
Thy mercy and thy patronage implore.
"A Prayer To Direct A Sick Man What Things Are Most Necessary For Him To Ask, And To Meditate Upon, I" by Rees Prichard
Implores me follow; and, in shadowy shapes
Of sunset, shows me,—mile on misty mile
Of purple precipice,—all the haunted capes
Of her enchanted isle.
"Romance" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Cars park side by side in a vacant lot in the center of Kuta, Bali, near a sign that implores passersby not to urinate there.
Grieving relatives implored a 35th District Court judge Monday to impose a jail sentence on a - 5:32 pm.
Janelle Monáe using her high-energy style to implore the crowd at the Afro-Punk Festival in Brooklyn.
Grieving relatives implored a 35th District Court judge Monday to impose a jail sentence on a - 6:30 am.
If you haven't read today's story in the Times Union, "His life, death connected to the land"by Paul Grondahl, I implore you to do so.
Cuomo kept up the tough talk on pension reform Monday morning, imploring members of the New York Conference of Mayors to join him in a "noble crusade" to save the state from possible bankruptcy.
Henny Youngman, the King of the One-Liners, who implored his audiences for more than six decades to "take my wife -- please," died yesterday at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.
Senators implore Obama to draw line in the sand.
Supervisors Again Implore State To Stop Fund Sweeps And Prisoner Shift.
DOLE IS IMPLORING VOTERS TO 'RISE UP' AGAINST THE PRESS.
PETA Implores Obama to Not Pardon Turkeys Because It's Opposite Day.
Postmaster General Patrick R Donahoe is on a talking points tour to implore Congress and Washington opinion-makers to save his troubled business.
Postmaster General Patrick R Donahoe is on a talking points tour to implore Congress and Washington opinion-makers to save his troubled business.
Bush Implores Congress to Act to Rescue Markets.
NYC mayor implores residents to stay off streets.
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In science:

In order to find the solution of the problem, we implore the mixed singular-regular control methods of jump diffusions.
Optimal Dividend and reinsurance strategy of a Property Insurance Company under Catastrophe Risk
This is again essentially due to the approximate scale invariance of QCD imploring us to write the matching scale as a ratio, rather than as an absolute number.
Introduction to QCD
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